The 20th iteration of the HM Awards, design-led hotel collection, QT Hotels & Resorts, were acknowledged for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence at the awards ceremony held on Friday 25 November 2022.
The award-winning collection is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most loved and dynamic hotel brands; exuding design, luxury, and home to critically-acclaimed food and beverage outlets. This was recognised with QT Sydney taking home the award of ‘Boutique Hotel’ of the year.
People are paramount to deliver QT’s philosophy of ‘expect the unexpected’, the forefront of the brand’s unforgettable guest experiences. This recognised signature service has been applauded with wins in the categories of ‘Front Office Associate’ and ‘Housekeeper’ of the year. QT fosters industry talent with awards for ‘Communications Associate’ and ‘Rising Star’ recognised within the brand.
Group General Manager Callum Kennedy says of the wins, “What a way to finish the year – celebrating our people and their extraordinary achievements and accolades. QT will continue to disrupt through innovation, and keep agile through our commitment to delivering the unexpected.”
The HM Awards are the leading industry awards in the region, curated to applaud the leading properties, people and brands in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
As released by HM Awards, over 1500 entries were received this year across nearly 50 categories. With 10 properties and people making it as finalists over 69 nominations, QT Hotels & Resorts took home several awards and high commendations.
Winner – Boutique Hotel – QT Sydney
Highly Commended Upper-Upscale Hotel – QT Sydney
Highly Commended New Hotel – QT Newcastle
Highly Commended New Zealand Hotel – QT Auckland
Winner – Communication Associate – Chris Lee, QT Hotels & Resorts
Winner – Front Office Associate – Bjorn van Ginkel, QT Auckland
Winner – Housekeeper of the Year – Kim Haynes, QT Queenstown & Rydges Queenstown
Winner – Rising Star – Chris Lee, QT Hotels & Resorts
Highly Commended Hotel Chef – James Laird, QT Auckland
Highly Commended New Zealand General Manager – Doron Whaite, QT Auckland
Hotel Brand of the Year
With a focus on art and design, QT Hotels & Resorts offer a personalised guest experience, unforgettable dining and a signature touch of quirk. One of Australia’s most loved and dynamic hotel brands, the group includes the flagship QT Sydney, QT Bondi, QT Newcastle, QT Canberra, QT Melbourne, QT Gold Coast, QT Perth, QT Wellington, QT Queenstown and QT Auckland. QT will call Parramatta home in 2024.